Jan 152018
Immediate Action Needed on Fodder Situation.  -  ICMSA.

At least 60,000 bales are required to meet the fodder shortage in the Northwest alone which has extended into counties Monaghan, Cavan and Roscommon, according to Mr. Lorcan McCabe, Deputy President of ICMSA who expressed disappointment at the reluctance of the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine to tackle the crisis. It has been five […read more…]

Jan 122018
ICMSA ask what happened the Low-Cost Farm Loans  announced in Budget 2018?

The new ICMSA Farm Business Committee Chairperson has called for a clear timeline on the roll-out of the Farmer Low-Cost Loans announced by Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure in Budget 2018. Shane O’Loughlin said that farmers are currently making their projections and financial plans for the coming year and 2019/20 and a key part […read more…]

Jan 112018
ICMSA highlight ‘disconnect’ between slowness of Broadband Roll-out and mandatory move to Online Applications for payments

The Deputy President of ICMSA said that the Government’s decision to move applications for 2018 payments to an exclusively online basis would be ‘a much easier sell’ if any perceptible progress had been made in terms of delivering the long-awaited rollout of quality rural broadband.   Lorcan McCabe noted that he had met the Department […read more…]

Jan 052018
ICMSA say that 2018 Beef Outlook “Positive”

Speaking following the annual Bord Bia Meat Prospects Seminar, the President of ICMSA said that based on the data presented at today’s (Friday 5th) seminar there were grounds for optimism on beef prices in the year ahead based primarily on supply and demand developments.   Pat McCormack said that with EU production expected to only grow […read more…]